For Amy Schubert, the road to becoming a hospice nurse at the Vising Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis began 85 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in Wilmington, Delaware.
Born in 1972, Amy’s parents adopted her and the first few years of her life were spent near Philadelphia and then in Buffalo, New York.
Her father was a pastor with a passion for working in inner cities. In 1983, he heard and answered the call to come to St. Louis and serve the congregation at the Walnut Park Church as their new pastor.
Looking back, the move seems providential to Amy.
During high school in St. Louis, she found work as a candy striper at Christian Northeast Hospital.. (For those too young to remember, candy stripers were young students who did volunteer work at hospitals.)